1.Definition: (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
Related Noun(s):church father, father of the churchCategory: People
2.Definition: a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
"His father was born in Atlanta"
Related Noun(s):begetter, male parentCategory: People
3.Definition: a person who founds or establishes some institution
"George Washington is the father of his country"
Related Noun(s):beginner, founder, founding fatherCategory: People
4.Definition: a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization
"The tennis fathers ruled in her favor", "The city fathers endorsed the proposal"Category: People
5.Definition: God when considered as the first person in the Trinity
"Hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"
Related Noun(s):fatherhoodCategory: People
6.Definition: the founder of a family
"Keep the faith of our forefathers"
Related Noun(s):forefather, sireCategory: People
8.Definition: `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
Related Noun(s):padreCategory: People